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Produce for Kids is launching its annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign with 16 major supermarket chains across the country, including your local Publix stores, to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

Now through June 28th, shoppers like you can support local children’s cancer research programs and get healthy at the same time.  Thanks to the annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign hosted by Publix and Produce for Kids, the more produce shoppers add to their shopping lists the more hope they can give to local children.

Celebrating a milestone 10th birthday in 2012, Produce for Kids is excited to kick off this year’s campaign with a new partnership with Sprout and LazyTownTM. During the campaign, Produce for Kids will offer shoppers collectible Ideal MealsTM– quick and easy healthy meal ideas, which are free and can be found in displays featuring LazyTown characters from the popular, health-focused, children’s series airing exclusively in the U.S. on 24-hour preschool television channel, Sprout.

Ideal Meals offer shoppers chef-created/nutritionist-approved easy solutions for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Featuring fresh fruits and vegetables as the main ingredients, Ideal Meals are great for busy families who crave fast meal options that don’t require stopping at the local drive-thru.

I am always looking for family friendly recipes. Have you ever tried the foods Publix cooks right there in front of you? They always have a ton of recipes to choose from!

Below are some delicious and healthful summer-inspired Ideal Meals perfect for any upcoming picnics or BBQs you may be attending and nutritious summer lunch recipe ideas for you and your kids:

Perfectly Petite Pizzas

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 whole wheat English muffins
  • 4 Tbsp. tomato sauce
  • ¼ lb. deli roast beef
  • ¼ lb. mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp. guacamole
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 2 mini cucumbers, sliced

1. Toast English muffins. 2. Spread 1 Tbsp. tomato sauce on each English muffin. Add roast beef, cheese, 1 Tbsp. guacamole, tomato and cucumber.

Nutrition Information:

Perfectly Petite Pizzas Calories 256, Fat 9.1g, Protein 18.7g, Carbohydrate 24.9g, Fiber 5.1g, Cholesterol 43mg, Sodium 391mg, Calcium 257mg, Vitamin A 861 IU, Vitamin C 26mg, Iron 2.2mg


Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, (or ⅓ Tbsp. dried) chopped fine
  • 1 cup mushrooms, washed/dried, sliced
  • ½ medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 slices, deli style mozzarella cheese (¾ oz. each)
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 4 whole grain burger buns

1. In large bowl, mix breadcrumbs, egg, basil, and salt. Once mixed, add ground turkey and mix well. Make patties about the size of the bun. 2. In frying pan, on medium/high heat add butter, mushrooms and onions and cook about 10 minutes until tender and brown. Turn heat to low and keep warm. 3. Pan-fry or grill, on medium heat, burgers until firm (about 4-5 minutes a side). 4. Assemble bun with burger, cheese, tomato and onion/mushroom mixture.

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 apple, cored, sliced
  • 4 rainbow peppers, seeded, sliced
  • ½ mango, skinned, diced
  • ½ fresh lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

1. Thoroughly toss apples, peppers, mango, lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl. 2. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.

Nutrition Information:

Turkey Burgers & Rainbow Salad Calories 689; Fat ; Protein ; Carbohydrate ; Fiber 14g; Cholesterol 154mg; Sodium 606mg; Calcium 34%DV; Vitamin A 41%DV; Vitamin C 160%DV; Iron 25%DV

Tasty Hummus Sandwich

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 Tbsp. hummus
  • 4 Tbsp. guacamole
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 Tbsp. goat cheese
  • 2 mini cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced

1. Toast bread. Spread 1 Tbsp. hummus and guacamole on 1 slice of bread, add 1 romaine lettuce leaf, spread 1 Tbsp. goat cheese, then add cucumber and tomato slices. 2. Top with second slice of bread.

Nutrition Information:

Tasty Hummus Sandwich Calories 381, Fat 9.7g, Protein 15.1g, Carbohydrate 59.3g, Fiber 9.8g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 452mg, Calcium 122mg, Vitamin A 3187 IU, Vitamin C 15.6mg, Iron 4.3mg

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  1. My kiddos LOVE hummus! I never thought of putting it on a sandwich. Great idea!

  2. That hummus sandwich looks good.

  3. Goat cheese and avocado on a sandwich sounds amazing. What a nice campaign by Publix.

  4. This is making me very hungry! What a great program.

  5. Love these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I have to try those mini pizzas!

  7. that mini pizza looks totally yum!

  8. Those look yummy!

  9. These look delicious, thanks for sharing.

  10. That rainbow salad looks especially delicious!